Wednesday, September 7, 2016

2016/2017 Hobby Season To Do List

The 2016/2017 Hobby Season is here!  I was very pleased with my results from last season.  I managed to achieve the majority of  my painting goals, however, modeling took a backseat for most of the year.  Here is what I will be working on for this season:'

Friday, September 2, 2016

2015/2016 Hobby Challenge results

I am a few days behind, but I wanted to go over the progress I made during the last Hobby season.  Dave Weston of 40k Addict puts forth a hobby season challenge every year to help motivate our community to paint.  If you want to check out some amazing Tyranids and Dark Angels, go visit his page!  Last August I laid out my hobby goals for the year and I made some progress.  Walk with me down memory lane.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Because I hate sleeping

Greetings all!  After a prolonged absence the Mad Mek has finally returned.  The new school semester has started, I continue to work 50 hours a week, I am running a D&D game, and I have been writing a bit.  All of these things make it hard to hobby, but I am close to finding the right balance.  I have done a few things these past two months, but I am way behind on my commitments as the 2015/2016 hobby season draws to a close.  Let's look inside the workshop and see what I have done.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Vacation over!

Summer vacation is over!  New progress incoming!  New paint jobs! New scratch builds!  Sorry for my absence.  I will have an update on Monday or Tuesday with actual pictures and stuff.  Thanks for stopping in.  More to come.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Self promotion

I did a guest spot for Frontline Gaming! 

Check it out here

Happy 4th of July.  More to come.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ork list building for ITC 1850 and Something about T-Shirts

Hello!  The Mad Mek has been hard at work coming up with a new list for competitive ITC play for Orks.  *DISCLAIMER* I am not the best 40k player.  That being said, I have been trying to step up my game quite a bit.  Currently I have been working on a list that pushes the auxiliary slots from the new Orkurion to the max.  The glue?  Deffkoptas!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

ITC Tournament with Orks at 1500 Points

Hello everyone!  I recently had a chance to play in a tournament at a new game store here in town.  The Sex Panther's 40k ITC June Event was the inaugural 40k tournament for Military Gamer Supply and they plan on doing more in the future.  Of course I brought Orks.  I took a variation of my list from LVO mainly so I wouldn't need to commit to painting any new units.  I had already finished a Trukk squad and two more Trukks since LVO so I had those ready to go as well.  On to the carnage!  WAAGH!!!
Team Sex Panther.  60% of the time, they win all of the time.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Return of the Tiki Kan!

Hello!  Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone.  I am throwing up a quick update before work.  I finished a Trukk sized squad so far this month and I also had an itch to finish the Tiki Kanz that I needed to paint.  Not the best photos, but I am in a hurry.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

40k Terrain

Hello!  I have been slowly working on a Trukk Boy squad but I keep getting distracted.  My plan is to knock out the core choices from the new "Orkurion" style detachment.  I plan on having 66 boyz, 9 Nobz, a Mek, 7 Trukks, and a Warboss (I already have enough grots done).  In addition to the grots, I have 3 painted Trukks a unit of Trukk boyz with a Nob.  I have a ton of eBay boyz that need to be touched up so that was my plan.  Then I split the Renegades box...

Monday, May 2, 2016

3rd party Hobby Progress

Greetings!  Sorry that it has been a while since I last posted.  #reasons  I have been working on a few projects this past month and I am actually surprised how much I got done.  I am a little disorganized as of late, bouncing from project to project, but I always say "All progress is progress."  Over on the 1 Hour a Night group on Facebook I committed to doing 10 old style Stormboyz for the month, but it was hard since I ended up with so many goodies that I couldn't stay away from.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Fluff for the Fluff God 2

The folks over at Variance Hammer recently had their Feast of Fluff contest.  It was a contest that was all about custom fluff for your army.  I decided to enter with a story about Mad Mek Screwbitz and while I didn't win, I still had a blast writing it.  Here is is:

Sunday, April 3, 2016

TableWar display tray

Hello everyone!  After enjoying Spring Break I came back to all sorts of exams and projects that have limited my hobby time tremendously.  I did manage to finish my TableWar display tray for the 1 Hour A Night challenge.  I have a lot of projects in the works coming up and I hope to keep up since I don't have any pressing school work to do.  I have committed to complete a squad of Stormboyz this month, but I am not really sure why I decided to do them other than the box was taking up space.  They are the older metal/plastic kit that I got in a trade a while back.  Now that you are caught up, let's check out the TableWar tray!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Close Combat Deff Dread finished.

Hello, readers!  I must say that I really maximized my time during spring break.  It was busy at work, but I painted a lot so I could get ahead for the month.  I managed to finish the Deff Dread and I am happy with how he came out.  Here he is:  DA BARBUR!

Oi!  I'm gonna take a lil' bit off da top!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Close Combat Deff Dread

Welcome back!  I have been busy with work and school as usual, but I am now on spring break so I have been catching up on some hobby progress.  I am a part of the 1 Hour A Night group on Facebook to help me keep my hobby goals organized.  My commitment for this month is a project that I had in the back of my mind for a while, a Close Combat Deff Dread.  I had a few bits that I had picked up from a pal and decided to slap them on.
Mad Mek Screwbitz did some serious looting on this one.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Dakka-jet Conversion

Hello everybody!  I have been pretty busy with school and work but I have managed to finish up a Dakka-jet that I had converted a while back.  I love looting things!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

LVO recap!

Hello all!  I am back from the Las Vegas Open and boy did I have a great time!  I played in the GT after much persuasion from my buddies and I didn't come in last!  Mission accomplished.  I ended up going 2-4 and I was lucky to have some amazing opponents.  Here is a recap of my trip:

Friday, January 29, 2016

LVO Big Mek Stompa Orks - TO DONE!

With less than a week before I head to the Las Vegas Open, I finished painting my army.  1850 points of Orks are now ready to do battle.  I rushed a few of the things, but it is easily tabletop quality so I won't worry about it.  I plan on adding some rust to the Stompa but other than that I don't thing that I will pick up a paint brush this next week (or maybe I will work on some objective markers...)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

LVO Progress Update - Big Mek Stompa Orks

I am so far behind!  I have managed to finish a few things, but I still have a long way to go for this to be painted.  I have found myself cutting a few corners but I am not sure it will be enough.  I have been working on new bases since I am running out of Agrellan Earth.  I have decided to add some flag stones mixed in to the cracked earth.  I finished the 10 Tankbustas and 10 of the Grots.  I needed to do eleven Grots so I forgot one while I was batch coating the base colors.  Photo Dump Ahead.
This is my Tankhammer.